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Registration now open for online courses starting April 4!

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Introductory

"" Four week intro course: The Path of Mindfulness and Love

Follow-on Meditation Courses

"" Change Your Mind
"" Awakening the Heart
"" Entering the Path of Insight


New in our online store

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Golden Bodhi Leaf Travel Altar Box

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Adjustable Om Mani Padme Hum Ring

Meditation MP3
Radical Self-Acceptance, by Tara Brach (3 CDs)

Meditation MP3
Sacred Mantra Incense and Burner (black)


Private Coaching

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 One-on-one meditation or life coaching

April 2011

Welcome to Wildmind’s latest monthly meditation newsletter. You’re receiving this email because you subscribed to our newsletter mailing list. You may unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions at the end of this email.

Online classes now registering

Meditation is medically proven to reduce stress, promote emotional well-being, and even to promote the growth of brain cells. You can gains these benefts with the support and guidance of an experienced meditation teacher when you take one of Wildmind’s online meditation courses.

Click here to learn more about our online courses

New courses on Wildmind: connect like never before

We’re more excited by this development than anything else that’s happened on Wildmind in years, and we hope you’re as excited as we are!

In addition to our usual online courses, we’re now adding courses that take place in real time via videoconferencing. Using Skype, a free application for Mac or PC, you’ll be able to join a weekly class.

Bodhipaksa is leading an ongoing workshop for people who are beyond the beginner level. This workshop will explore techniques for freeing the mind from negative states such as fear and anger, and will show how to cultivate positive states such as calmness, contentment, and lovingkindness. Bodhipaksa’s workshop is by donation.

This is an incredible opportunity to join a small online community of people committed to deepening their meditation practice.

Click here to see details of Bodhipaksa’s workshop

Meanwhile, Sunada will be leading a series of introductory classes, the first of which teaches how to practice mindfulness in daily life.

The small class size (no more than eight people) means there will be plenty of interactive, personalized attention.

Click here to see details of Sunada’s intro classes

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On practice

meditating in a windowBirthing our butterflies
by Sunada

What do we do then life falls apart? We live in such a quick-fix, instant gratification culture. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of thinking we need to DO something about this. Right away.

But that, Sunada tells us, may not be wise.

Click here to read more

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gratitudeThe paradox of having goals in the moment
by Bodhipaksa

Buddhism’s about “being in the moment.” right? And if you’re in the moment you shouldn’t be thinking about the future. And goals are a form of clinging, and we’re not supposed to cling, and so therefore goals have no place in spiritual practice. Right? Well, not so fast...

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gratitudeWith no effort or practice whatsoever, Enlightenment is here
by Saddhamala

In all sects of Buddhism, meditation is a prevalent practice, but Buddhist teachers from different sects use different language to teach meditation. Saddhamala presents teachings from the Dzogchen master, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

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Recent publications

buddha head“Wildmind: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation,” now available in our online store

Now in its second edition, Wildmind (the book) leads you gently and with great clarity through the process of setting up a meditation practice, so that you can experience greater calmness and kindness in every moment. Every copy sold through our bookstore is signed by the author!

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cd“Sacred Sound,” a two CD guide to mantra meditation, now available

Bodhipaksa and Sunada combine forces to bring you Wildmind’s latest audiobook -- a complete guide to mantra meditation. In this two CD set (available on our online store) you’ll find everything you need to get started with a mantra chanting practice.

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Book reviews

book cover“The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights,” by Daniel Goleman

Daniel Goleman’s first digital-only book provides updates on key findings from science that further our understanding of emotional intelligence. Goleman not only shows how emotions are processed in the brain, but shows how we can apply this knowledge in daily life in order to promote wellbeing and effectiveness.

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Meditation in the news

Every month we bring you the latest media buzz on meditation.

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